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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Rifampin, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Rifampin side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Rifampin.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Rifampin side effects are:
Myalgia (2 reports)
Hypertension (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


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Rifampin Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Rifampin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Rifampin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Stomatitis
on Feb 13, 2013 Male from US , 44 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: stomatitis. Rifampin dosage: N/A.

Arrhythmia, Condition Aggravated
Patient was taking Rifampin 300mg Lannett. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: arrhythmia, condition aggravated on Feb 04, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Rifampin 300mg Lannett dosage: 10-18-12 - Present.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Haematochezia
Adverse event was reported on Jan 14, 2013 by a Female taking Rifampin (Dosage: 2 Pills In Am Once A Day X 2 Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 102.0 lb, After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: haematochezia.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Hepatotoxicity, Liver Transplant, Grand Mal Convulsion, Coagulopathy, Encephalopathy, Neurotoxicity, Status Epilepticus, Renal Cyst
on Jan 22, 2013 Female from AR , child 10 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: acute hepatic failure, hepatotoxicity, liver transplant, grand mal convulsion, coagulopathy, encephalopathy, neurotoxicity, status epilepticus, renal cyst. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Tachycardia
on Dec 26, 2012 Male from US , 68 years of age, weighting 207.5 lb, was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: tachycardia. Rifampin dosage: 300 Mg Bid Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Injury
Patient was taking Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: renal injury on Dec 06, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Rifampin dosage: Unk.

Contusion, Petechiae, Ocular Hyperaemia, Gingival Bleeding, Epistaxis, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Blood Urine Present, Haematochezia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 26, 2012 by a Female taking Rifampin (Dosage: 600 Mg Daily Po) . Location: US , 24 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: contusion, petechiae, ocular hyperaemia, gingival bleeding, epistaxis, vaginal haemorrhage, blood urine present, haematochezia. Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis
on Dec 06, 2012 Female from KR , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: hepatitis. Rifampin dosage: 150 Mg, Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrointestinal Disorder
on Nov 05, 2012 Female from US , 54 years of age, was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: gastrointestinal disorder. Rifampin dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Vaginal Haemorrhage, Nausea, Vomiting, Treatment Noncompliance, Contusion, Petechiae, Ocular Hyperaemia, Gingival Bleeding, Epistaxis
Patient was taking Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: vaginal haemorrhage, nausea, vomiting, treatment noncompliance, contusion, petechiae, ocular hyperaemia, gingival bleeding, epistaxis on Sep 25, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 24 years of age, weighting 147.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Rifampin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Adverse event was reported on Sep 13, 2012 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 77 years of age, Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: eosinophilic pneumonia. Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Renal Tubular Necrosis, Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
on Aug 28, 2012 Male from US , 78 years of age, weighting 175.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: renal failure acute, renal tubular necrosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Biliary Cirrhosis Primary, Muscle Spasms, Palpitations
on Jun 21, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 44 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: pruritus, liver function test abnormal, dyspnoea, dizziness, biliary cirrhosis primary, muscle spasms, palpitations. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate


Deafness
Patient was taking Rifampin And Isoniazid. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: deafness on Jun 06, 2012 from SOUTH AFRICA Additional patient health information: Female , 27 years of age, . Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A.

Loose Tooth, Tooth Discolouration, Tooth Fracture
Adverse event was reported on Jun 05, 2012 by a Male taking Rifampin And Isoniazid (Dosage: Dose:9 Unit(s)) was diagnosed with and. Location: FRANCE , 68 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: loose tooth, tooth discolouration, tooth fracture.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cystitis Bacterial, Erythema, Haemorrhage, Pain, Thrombocytopenia, Asthenia
on May 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: cystitis bacterial, erythema, haemorrhage, pain, thrombocytopenia, asthenia. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg;m, W, F; Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Azithromycin
  • Jarro-dophilus
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Allegra
  • Methenamine Tab
Patient was hospitalized.

Vertigo, Tinnitus, Dizziness Postural
on May 10, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness postural. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg;qd;oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lexapro
  • Vitamin Tab
  • Escitalopram Oxalate (2.5 Mg; Qd)


Back Pain, Infection
Patient was taking Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: back pain, infection on Dec 22, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 52 years of age, weighting 256.0 lb, . Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tea Tree (melaleuca Alternifolia Oil)
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Fish Oil (fish Oil)
  • Nite Time (nite-time Cold Medicine)
  • Multivitamin
  • Aloe Vera (aloes Extract)
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily X21 Days, Po)
  • Calcium + D (os-cal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Brain Abnormal, Condition Aggravated, Tuberculosis Of Central Nervous System, Coma
Adverse event was reported on May 14, 2012 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: BRAZIL , child 8 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: nuclear magnetic resonance imaging brain abnormal, condition aggravated, tuberculosis of central nervous system, coma. Patient was hospitalized.

Papilloedema
on May 15, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 73 years of age, was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: papilloedema. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Infection
on May 07, 2012 Male from KOREA, REPUBLIC OF , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: infection. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Injection Site Urticaria
Patient was taking Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: injection site urticaria on Apr 25, 2012 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Male , 45 years of age, . Rifampin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Myambutol (Unk)
  • Pyridoxine Hcl (Unk)
  • Isoniazid (Unk)
  • Etanercept (Latest Treatment: 27jan2012)
  • Etanercept


Feeling Abnormal, Mood Altered, Mental Impairment, Disturbance In Attention
Adverse event was reported on May 07, 2012 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: |dosagetext: 600 Mg||strength: 300 Mg||freq: 1||route: Oral|) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: feeling abnormal, mood altered, mental impairment, disturbance in attention.

Mental Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Abnormal, Mood Swings, Thinking Abnormal, Impaired Work Ability
on May 07, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: mental impairment, disturbance in attention, feeling abnormal, mood swings, thinking abnormal, impaired work ability. Rifampin dosage: |dosagetext: 600 Mg||strength: 300 Mg||freq: 1||route: Oral|.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis, Condition Aggravated
on Apr 10, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: erythrodermic psoriasis, condition aggravated. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative RIFAMPIN Names:ISONARIF RIFADIN RIFADIN IV RIFAMATE RIFATER

Active Ingredient: ISONIAZID RIFAMPIN

Rifampin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 305

Rifampin safety alerts: 2003

Reported deaths: 61

Reported hospitalizations: 125

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